Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 812

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 812 for the week of October 29 - November 4, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu Summit 2023
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • The Ubuntu Colombia LoCo Team Scale up!
  • LoCo Events
  • Netplan developer diaries
  • Noble Numbat Release Notes
  • Call for testing: apache2 and nghttp2
  • Ubuntu Core Snapdeck
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Other Articles of Interest
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, 23.04 and 23.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu Summit 2023

Aaron Prisk:

“6 months of planning, over 100 incredible speakers, 500+ in-person attendees and 1 kick ass closing party. Thank you to all who attended, contributed and helped make this all happen. #UbuntuSummit
A special shout out to @sylvia_ritter for allowing us to showcase her breathtaking artwork!”


Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 143059 (+99)
  • Critical: 319 (-2)
  • Unconfirmed: 72007 (+68)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see: BugSquad - Ubuntu Wiki


  • Ukrainian: 87.37% (40173/1025)
  • German: 86.47% (43050/91)
  • French: 82.33% (56232/7097)
  • Spanish: 80.22% (62942/4925)
  • Swedish: 77.52% (71521/859)

Hot in Support

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions

Ask (and answer!) questions at: https://askubuntu.com/

Ubuntu Forums Top 5 Threads

Find more support at: https://ubuntuforums.org/

LoCo News

The Ubuntu Colombia LoCo Team Scale up!

Ubuntu Summit 2023: Speaker - Lina Elizabeth Porras Santana:

This presentation focus is on the team’s added activities and changes, enhancing the success of our Ubuntu as an ecosystem. A long list concludes with the accolade: “This has been possible with the collaboration of the team: Alexander, Diego, Jhosman, Carlos, Jonathan and more.”


LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

  • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Phoenix Ubuntu Hour - 09 November, 1900-2000 - Big Blue Button, https://bbb.azloco.net
  • Arizona LoCo: Virtual Installfest/Linux Workshop - 18 November, 1000-1600 - Big Blue Button, https://bbb.azloco.net (co-hosted with the Phoenix Linux User Group)
  • Ubuntu Korea LoCo: Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party + InstallFest - November 18, 14:00 ~ 18:00 (UTC+9) - Busan
  • Ubuntu Catalan LoCo: Ubuntu 23.10 Release Party - November 18 - Tarragonès
  • Arizona LoCo: Team Meeting - 19 November, 2100-2130 - irc.libera.chat, channel ubuntu.us.az

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the respective LoCo Team calendar to browse upcoming events.

Please see:

The Hub

Netplan developer diaries

Lukas Märdian adds a post to an existing thread that tells us that “Netplan’s integration with NetworkManager is now enabled by default on Ubuntu Desktop” in Ubuntu 23.10 Desktop. With a link to a mini-tutorial showing us how integration works, we’re told all network configuration is stored in /etc/netplan, and given another link so we can read about a passthrough method.


Noble Numbat Release Notes

Utkarsh Gupta has posted the stub where releases notes for Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) will be available. Some known details are already present in this document, but it will be added to during the development cycle.


Call for testing: apache2 and nghttp2

Marc Deslauriers asks if we’re running http2, then makes a call for testing with mod_http2 upgrading to a new version to fix security issues. Results can be placed in this thread.


The Planet

Ubuntu Core Snapdeck

Alan Pope writes that Canonical announced plans for Ubuntu Core Desktop at the Ubuntu Summit in Latvia, with this post about a “played with” preview on a “nearby computer” (a SteamDeck). We’re shown a picture of Ubuntu Core Desktop running on the device, reminded what Ubuntu Core Desktop is, and given links for more details if required. Alan highlights that he wasn’t requested to do this, that it was just for “fun”, telling us its not quite “ready for prime time”. This is an interesting review of the ‘preview’ product.


Other Community News

Early upgrades to Ubuntu 23.10

Brian Murray writes that early upgraders to Ubuntu 23.10 will not have received the firmware-updater snap. This post provides the command that will add it to their system.


Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Mozilla Makes Firefox Nightly Easier to Install on Ubuntu

Joey Sneddon tells us Mozilla has “announced a new apt repository to make it easier” to install Firefox nightly builds. These builds are compiled with optimization, and all security flags enabled. Along with other details covered in this post, instruction is included for how to use this resource.


NVIDIA 545.29.02 Linux Driver Released With Much Better Wayland Support

Michael Larabel reports that NVIDIA has promoted the R545 Linux driver beta to NVIDIA 545.29.02. We’re briefly told of what has been enhanced since prior beta release, and some features that are new compared to prior release, with links for more details and to download.


Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) Daily Build ISOs Are Now Available for Download

Marius Nestor reminds us “Ubuntu 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) is expected on April 25, 2024”, with the first daily builds now available. We’re then reminded the images have altered little from Ubuntu 23.10, before being given some ideas of what we’ll see added to them during this development cycle. Finally the article ends with some dates for beta and release candidate images.


Canonical detail a whole lot of Steam Snap improvements

Liam Dawe gives a link to the work done by Canonical’s Ashton N, which outlines work done on the Steam snap. We’re told of the improvements, and that MangoHUD is now bundled directly. The complications with containerized environments have been overcome, and various smaller issues solved.


Show Your Ubuntu Pride With This New T-Shirt

Joey Sneddon shows us the French Ubuntu community’s new t-shirt that celebrates the Ubuntu 23.10 release. Besides showing us the great t-shirt, we’re told sales help the Ubuntu-fr association and what raised money helps to achieve. Joey provides prices (in GBP) and advises shipping begins shortly.


In Other News

Call for bids for DebConf24

The Debian DebConf Committee makes a call for bids for DebConf24. We’re given the reason for this renewed call for bids, with thanks given to the DebConf Israeli team. Links with details are provided.


Other Articles of Interest

Featured Audio and Video

Ubuntu Summit 2023

“Ubuntu Summit is an event focused on the Linux and Open Source ecosystem, beyond Ubuntu itself. Representatives of outstanding projects will demonstrate how their work is changing the future of technology as we know it.”


Michael Tunnell:
I’m at the Ubuntu Summit 2023, Right Now! (Nov. 3rd - 5th) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnmeIZJKhw8
Day 2 at the Ubuntu Summit 2023! (Nov. 3rd - 5th) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpjEdXj1FFk

Ross Gammon:
Ubuntu Summit 2023 https://rossgammon68.wordpress.com/

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: Episode 271 - Dia de (Con)finados

“Num verdadeiro terramoto de novidades, ficámos a saber como correu a Mantic Party; como cortar os dedos nas arestas de Openbox em Lubuntu; o que fazer quando os sítios web nos querem fazer exames involuntários; como fazer dinheiro com o OnlyFangs e aplicar dicas de poupança forretas; para que servem Teras a mais; como fazer com que as baterias do portátil fiquem bem bojudas - e ainda desejámos boa sorte e boa viagem ao nosso Enviado Especial, de partida para a Letónia.”


Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Times shown are UTC. For more details and farther dates please visit: https://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 20.04, 22.04, 23.04 and 23.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Life: January 2024

Ubuntu 23.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2024


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